Michele Flasch Ziegler has 19 years of experience in teaching, administration, and teacher training. Her teaching experiences included working as a high school classroom teacher for students with intellectual disabilities and as a transition teacher for the Madison, Wisconsin Metropolitan School District. She also assisted in coordinating services and offering technical support to teachers working in the K-12 intellectual disabilities program in Indianapolis Public Schools. Currently, she is an assistant professor at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In an effort to continually expand opportunities and the quality of life for individuals with intellectual disabilities, she continues to support schools and families that include individuals with diverse needs. She has a PhD in special education from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, as well as a master’s degree in education administration from Indiana University.